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 (kŏn′stĭ-to͞o′shə-nəl, -tyo͞o′-)
1. Of or relating to a constitution: a constitutional amendment.
2. Consistent with, sanctioned by, or permissible according to a constitution: a law that was declared constitutional by the court; the constitutional right of free speech.
3. Established by or operating under a constitution: a constitutional government.
4. Of or proceeding from the basic structure or nature of a person or thing; inherent: a constitutional inability to tell the truth.
5. Of or relating to one's physical makeup.
A walk taken regularly for one's health.

con′sti·tu′tion·al·ly adv.
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(ˌkɒn stɪˈtu ʃə nl i, -ˈtyu-)

1. in respect to physical makeup.
2. in respect to mental or emotional makeup: constitutionally shy.
3. with respect to a constitution.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.constitutionally - according to the constitution; "this was constitutionally ruled out"
unconstitutionally - in an unconstitutional manner; "the president acted unconstitutionally"
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[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃənəlɪ] ADVsegún la constitución
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adv (Pol) → verfassungsmäßig; (= as the constitution says also)nach der Verfassung; (= in accordance with the constitution)verfassungsgemäß; (Med) → körperlich; (fig)von Natur aus
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[ˌkɒnstɪˈtjuːʃnlɪ] adv (Pol) → costituzionalmente; (by nature, inherently) → per natura
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(ˈkonstitjuːt) verb
to form; to make up; to be. Nuclear waste constitutes a serious danger.
ˌconstiˈtution noun
1. a set of rules governing an organization; the supreme laws and rights of a country's people etc. the constitution of the country.
2. physical characteristics, health etc. He has a strong constitution.
ˌconstiˈtutional adjective
legal according to a given constitution. The proposed change would not be constitutional.
ˌconstiˈtutionally adverb
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Pickwick among the number, met each other in the pump room, took their quarter of a pint, and walked constitutionally. At the afternoon's promenade, Lord Mutanhed, and the Honourable Mr.
For the best of it was that Captain S- seemed constitutionally incapable of giving his officers a definite order to shorten sail; and so that extraordinarily vague row would go on till at last it dawned upon them both, in some particularly alarming gust, that it was time to do something.
Among folk too constitutionally weak, or too constitutionally lazy, whichever it may be, to relish up-stream work, it is a common practice to get a boat at Oxford, and row down.
But I had a reason that was an old reason now, for constitutionally faltering whenever I heard the word convict.
The consequence of this is, that though in theory their resolutions concerning those objects are laws, constitutionally binding on the members of the Union, yet in practice they are mere recommendations which the States observe or disregard at their option.
The man who blushes through shame is not said to be a constitutional blusher, nor is the man who becomes pale through fear said to be constitutionally pale.
Thus constitutionally averse to cats in general, the unexpected apparition of this one in particular utterly confounded me.
He was forced to concentrate with all his will in order to remember which of them could stand ipecacuanha, and which of them were constitutionally unable to retain that powerful drug.
I trust this will not be regarded as a menace, but only as the declared purpose of the Union that it WILL Constitutionally defend and maintain itself.
The present Congress can make requisitions to any amount they please, and the States are constitutionally bound to furnish them; they can emit bills of credit as long as they will pay for the paper; they can borrow, both abroad and at home, as long as a shilling will be lent.
But Julia was constitutionally generous, and it was the excess of the quality that made her enthusiastic and visionary.
But he was constitutionally unable to learn anything.